Jerry Epstein received his BA in history from Rice University and his MA in
sociology from the University of Houston. He served as an officer in the
Marine Corps, and has been a private investor in Houston for over 30 years.
In 1995 he joined Dr. Alan Robison, the retired chairman of the Department of
Pharmacology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, to found
the Drug Policy Forum of Texas [DPFT], and is currently serving as its
president. He researches the history, scientific findings and current
developments pertinent to drug policy for DPFT.
He has spoken to civic groups, on radio and TV. His writing on drug policy
has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Nation magazine, Reader's Digest
[UK] and many Texas publications.